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Searching CD-ROM and online information sources

Chowdhury, G. and Chowdhury, S. (2001) Searching CD-ROM and online information sources. Facet Publishing. ISBN 1-85604-388-6

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Abstract

This timely and forward-looking text aims to alert students and information practitioners to the breadth of information available in CD-ROM and online format and provide them with the skills to make optimum use of these sources. Its evaluative approach covers a range of electronic sources and corresponding search and retrieval techniques which will prove invaluable to anyone battling with the maze of electronic information sources available at the turn of the century. Packed full of practical examples and sample searches, this book includes chapters on common types of electronic reference sources; searching OPACs; searching CD-ROM databases; and searching online databases. It also offers a range of chapters concentrating on CD-ROM and online information sources available in the following subject areas: science and technology; social science and the humanities; business information; legal information; health information; standard and patent information; the government and institutional sphere.